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Archives Internship: Highlights and Experience
April 25, 2016
An intern's experience working in the Perkins Archives digitizing a Helen Keller and Nella Braddy Henney correspondence collection.
Artistic vision doesn't require vision
April 21, 2016
Visual arts at Perkins School for the Blind have played an important role for generations of students
Helen Keller's Vaudeville Q and A
March 23, 2016
Helen Keller's prepared responses to questions from the audience during her Vaudeville performances.
Memphis Friends of the Library return 175-year-old books to Perkins
March 2, 2016
The Research Library staff was surprised and excited to receive three books printed at Perkins in 1836, 1837, and 1839.
Helen Keller's forgotten Oscar
February 25, 2016
She’s best known as an activist and author, but the deafblind icon also had a moment in the Hollywood spotlight.
The Working World
February 18, 2016
From its earliest days, Perkins School for the Blind has worked to prepare students for job opportunities after graduation.
Howe Family Collection now available to researchers
February 17, 2016
Important research materials related to the life of Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe and their daughters was gifted to the Perkins School.
Anne Sullivan's Request on a Moonlit and Snowy Night
February 9, 2016
The digitization of the Nella Braddy Henney Collection of Manuscripts is notable for containing extensive Helen Keller correspondence.
What did Helen Keller use to read and write?
January 21, 2016
Fascinating facts about the history of writing systems for people who are blind, and how literacy continues to evolve in the 21st century.
1890 Census, Perkins Institution
January 20, 2016
This handwritten ledger contains detailed medical and family records of students at the Perkins School for the Blind.